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Returner Recap and Latest News: Week 15

Week 15 news for fantasy leagues that utilize returners.

Individual returner projections for each week are included in your MyFBG projections and rankings automatically. My returner projections are included in the default projection set with David Dodds' offensive predictions. Choose David as the source, and then choose a scoring system in which you have included points for return yards.

The base return projections for a week can be seen on this page. You can also go to the content for the week and use the Returner Projections link to get there.

Week 14 Recap

Rashad Greene scored his first NFL return touchdown as he took a punt back 73 yards during the Jaguars' dismantling of the Colts in Week 14. Keshawn Martin added 46 punt return yards to the New England section of his resumé, which alongside his kick return yards was enough to lead the week with 113 total return yards. Jarvis Landry was second best with 96 total return yards on a day in which he also had 11 receptions and 99 receiving yards. Landry has been the star this season when it comes to fantasy significant players getting a large boost from the return game. Also this week Cordarrelle Patterson, continued his resurgent second half of the season, once again going over 90 kick return yards as he has in 4 out of his last 5 games.

All Week 14 Returners

Below are all returners for Week 14.

RKPLAYERTEAMKick RetKR YdsKR TDPunt RetPR YdsPR TDTotal YdsTotal TDs
1 Keshawn Martin NWE 3 67 0 4 46 0 113 0
2 Jarvis Landry MIA 2 66 0 2 30 0 96 0
3 Cordarrelle Patterson MIN 3 93 0       93 0
4 Jeremy Ross OAK 2 48 0 3 29 0 77 0
5 Rashad Greene JAX       2 73 1 73 1
6 Devin Hester ATL 2 62 0 3 10 0 72 0
7 Brandon Tate CIN 3 68 0       68 0
8 Bruce Ellington SFO 1 21 0 1 36 0 57 0
9 Dwayne Harris NYG 1 22 0 2 35 0 57 0
10 Josh Huff PHI 3 56 0       56 0
11 Marcus Thigpen BUF       5 50 0 50 0
12 Darren Sproles PHI       4 47 0 47 0
13 Tre McBride TEN 3 47 0       47 0
14 Kaelin Clay BAL       3 46 0 46 0
15 Rashad Ross WAS 2 44 0       44 0
16 Jeff Janis GNB 2 40 0       40 0
17 Frankie Hammond KAN       4 36 0 36 0
18 Quinton Patton SFO 1 35 0       35 0
19 Javontee Herndon SDG 1 34 0       34 0
20 Bobby Rainey TAM 1 31 0       31 0
21 Knile Davis KAN 1 24 0       24 0
22 Damien Williams MIA 1 23 0       23 0
23 Kerwynn Williams ARI 1 23 0       23 0
24 Cecil Shorts HOU       3 22 0 22 0
25 KaDeem Carey CHI 1 22 0       22 0
26 Ameer Abdullah DET 1 21 0       21 0
27 Jeremy Kerley NYJ       3 21 0 21 0
28 Jay Ajayi MIA 1 20 0       20 0
29 Akeem Hunt HOU 1 19 0       19 0
30 Emmanuel Sanders DEN       3 17 0 17 0
31 Markus Wheaton PIT 1 17 0       17 0
32 Deonte Thompson CHI 1 16 0       16 0
33 Eddie Royal CHI       1 16 0 16 0
34 Lucky Whitehead DAL 1 22 0 3 -6 0 16 0
35 Micah Hyde GNB       4 13 0 13 0
36 Eric Decker NYJ       1 11 0 11 0
37 Golden Tate DET       2 11 0 11 0
38 Tavon Austin STL       3 11 0 11 0
39 Travis Benjamin CLE       3 11 0 11 0
40 Jamison Crowder WAS       2 7 0 7 0
41 Quan Bray IND       3 7 0 7 0
42 Marcus Murphy NOR       1 6 0 6 0
43 Jerome Felton BUF 1 5 0       5 0
44 Cody Davis STL       1 4 0 4 0
45 Patrick Peterson ARI       1 4 0 4 0
46 Antonio Brown PIT       2 3 0 3 0
47 Dexter McCluster TEN       1 2 0 2 0
48 Jairus Byrd NOR       1 1 0 1 0
49 Bradley Marquez STL 1 0 0       0 0
50 Josh Hill NOR 1 0 0       0 0
51 Marcus Sherels MIN       1 0 0 0 0
52 Tyler Lockett SEA       1 0 0 0 0

Returners Year to Date

Here are the top 40 returners for the year by total return yards.

RKPLAYERTEAMKick RetKR YdsKR TDPunt RetPR YdsPR TDTotal YdsTotal TDs
1 Cordarrelle Patterson MIN 30 933 2 0 0 0 933 2
2 Dwayne Harris NYG 21 612 1 29 318 1 930 2
3 Tyler Lockett SEA 25 655 1 33 215 1 870 2
4 Ameer Abdullah DET 27 821 0 0 0 0 821 0
5 Bobby Rainey TAM 17 431 0 26 288 0 719 0
6 Jeremy Ross 2TM 17 432 0 20 208 0 640 0
7 Eric Weems ATL 15 403 0 19 221 0 624 0
8 Rashad Ross WAS 24 615 1 0 0 0 615 1
9 Bruce Ellington SFO 21 511 0 12 97 0 608 0
10 Jarvis Landry MIA 13 321 0 29 282 1 603 1
11 David Johnson ARI 22 599 1 0 0 0 599 1
12 Marcus Murphy NOR 12 300 0 28 261 1 561 1
13 Keith Mumphery HOU 14 338 0 29 222 0 560 0
14 Marc Mariani CHI 15 371 0 26 178 0 549 0
15 Knile Davis KAN 19 510 0 0 0 0 510 0
16 Brandon Tate CIN 15 338 0 21 168 0 506 0
17 Dexter McCluster TEN 13 285 0 24 217 0 502 0
18 Taiwan Jones OAK 19 471 0 0 0 0 471 0
19 Omar Bolden DEN 15 342 0 5 123 1 465 1
20 Benny Cunningham STL 18 464 0 0 0 0 464 0
21 Darren Sproles PHI 1 20 0 34 434 2 454 2
22 Quan Bray IND 14 397 0 11 46 0 443 0
23 Jacoby Jones 2TM 18 413 0 11 15 0 428 0
24 Danny Amendola NWE 8 172 0 19 240 0 412 0
25 Adam Jones CIN 10 235 0 15 175 0 410 0
26 Damien Williams MIA 19 408 0 0 0 0 408 0
27 Marcus Thigpen 2TM 15 279 0 18 119 0 398 0
28 Jeremy Kerley NYJ 0 0 0 42 375 0 375 0
29 DeAnthony Thomas KAN 6 138 0 29 227 0 365 0
30 Dri Archer PIT 14 354 0 0 0 0 354 0
31 Justin Gilbert CLE 12 339 0 0 0 0 339 0
32 Griff Whalen IND 9 244 0 12 85 0 329 0
33 Marcus Sherels MIN 2 33 0 30 289 1 322 1
34 Micah Hyde GNB 8 187 0 22 118 0 305 0
35 Josh Huff PHI 13 300 0 0 0 0 300 0
36 Travis Benjamin CLE 0 0 0 26 296 1 296 1
37 Patrick Peterson ARI 2 46 0 29 245 0 291 0
38 Lucky Whitehead DAL 7 236 0 13 54 0 290 0
39 Antonio Cromartie NYJ 10 273 0 0 0 0 273 0
40 Jeff Janis GNB 8 251 0 0 0 0 251 0

Week 15 Outlook

Job Changes

Raheem Mostert was released by the Ravens following their Week 14 game. Kaelin Clay was already handling punts and splitting kickoff returns with Mostert, so is the likely player to handle the bulk of the kick returns now.

The Browns stuck with Darius Jennings on kick returns, though neither of the kickoffs he received was returnable.

Keshawn Martin handled kick returns for the Patriots the previous week, but this week Martin also took over punts from Danny Amendola and Damaris Johnson. Martin, who was facing his former team in Houston, did well on punts in particular with 4 returns for 46 yards.

The Texans changed things up at returner, going back to Cecil Shorts who had been handling returns before missing extended time to injury. They also used speedster Akeem Hunt on kickoff returns rather than Keith Mumphery, though he managed only 1 return for 19 yards. 

INJURIES OF NOTE

Dexter McCluster returned for the Titans this week, only to break his wrist and end up placed on injured reserve. Tre McBride handled kickoffs but did not have a very strong performance. Punts could be handled by Harry Douglas or by Perrish Cox.